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Working with a Wedding Florist

The wedding flowers and wedding accessories you will choose at your wedding can play a significant role in creating an event that is beautiful. Selecting your flowers and wedding accessories can be a confusing task.  To make it is easier, it is important to hire the right florist and/or wedding planner.

Florists today often provide lighting, rentals, tables, and chairs, table linens, chair covers and isle runners.  Your florist may also help the bride with guidance on coordinating the wedding accessories, such as wedding party favors, wedding picture frames, wedding cake topper, wedding candle accessories and wedding table accessories.

Prepare a preliminary list of all your wedding flower needs beginning with the basics.  Nearly every bride carries a bouquet but you may also want a hair wedding accessory, Bouquets for your Bridesmaid, Petals for the Flower Girl; Boutonnieres for the Groom, Groomsmen, Fathers and Grandfathers; Corsages for Mothers and Grandmothers, and decorations for the wedding ceremony.  Think about the essentials for the reception, such as bouquet toss, wedding accessories to include flowers and wedding cake toppers, Centerpieces, Floral arrangements, for buffet table or place card table and/or guest book.

It is best to book your florist at least 6 months in advance and choose your wedding accessory collection, especially if your wedding is planned for the popular months of June through September.  You should choose a florist who has experience doing wedding flowers.  If the florist just runs a local floral shop /he/she may not be familiar with planning a large event.

You will want to ask the florist these questions
1. Is the florist familiar with the wedding ceremony and/or reception locations?
– If they are unfamiliar with the locations, ask if they can visit the locations to check and see what challenges or advantages they might encounter.
2. Ask if the person you are speaking with will be making the actual floral arraignments themselves.  If another person is in charge of handling these tasks, find out who that would be.

Add a comment June 6, 2011

Thinking of Flowers

When most brides think of wedding flowers they are concerned about the cost.  There are many ways to stretch the floral budget and still get a great look

  1. Avoid planning your wedding during a major holiday when floral prices tend to be their highest
  2. 2. Use only flowers in season, tulips in summer must be imported and can add a lot o the cost.  Using filler flowers, such as carnations, statis, wax flower, baby breath can add color and fullness to the arrangements.
  3. Use ceremony flowers at the reception

Add a comment May 17, 2011

Tips for Stretching Your Floral Budget

1. Avoid weddings during a major holiday season (such as Valentine’s Day) when flower prices are at their highest.

2. Use only flowers in season. For example, tulips for a summer wedding must be imported and can add a lot to the cost.

3. Request inexpensive filler flowers available each season.

4. Use your ceremony flowers at your reception, too. Have them delivered and set up before the guests arrive.

Add a comment March 19, 2011

Questions to Ask When Interviewing a Florist:

1. Are there rental fees, or does the price include baskets, runner, arch or any props?

2. Will the florist label all personal flowers or does he/she stay to pin them on?

3. Does the price include delivery and pick-up of rental items after reception?

4. When does the florist purchase the flowers? One to two days before the wedding is ideal.

5. Does the florist have a refrigerator? Roses, gardenias, and other delicate flowers need to be kept cool, especially during summer months.

6. IMPORTANT: Will the florist be there for setup or will it be left to the delivery driver? Especially for outdoor weddings, the arch, gazebo, or chuppah needs to be decorated as close to the ceremony as possible—not hours beforehand.

Add a comment March 15, 2011

FLOWERS TO PUT YOU IN THE MOOD FOR SUMMER

LILIES– Lilies are popping up all over the place . Lilies are the most common of the summer flowers. Most lilies are able to survive with little care and are drought tolerant plants.

CALLA LILY– Calla lilies bloom color may be pink, violet/lavender, dark purple/black or white/near white. With this many variations, you’re sure to find one to compliment any occasion. Calla Lilies are very popular wedding flowers!

GLADIOLAS– Sometimes called the sword lily, these lilies stand tall in a vase arrangement. Gladiolas are a great way to add height and color to any arrangement.

HYDRANGEA–Probably the favorite of all summer flowers, the hydrangea’s blooms definitely have a commanding presence. Hydrangeas have two types of flower arrangements: mop-head flowers are the large round flowers resembling  pom-poms. In contrast, lacecap flowers have round flat flower heads with a center core of fertile flowers surrounded by outer rings of sterile flowers.

Reprinted with permission of FLOWERSHOP NETWORK.COM

Add a comment June 11, 2010

PURPLE FLOWERS

A PASSION FOR  PURPLE FLOWERS

From pale periwinkle to jewel tones. Purple adds drama and mystery. I add yellow, pink, and white flowers to add contrast and lighten the palette. To create great focal points with intense color, I combine shades of orange or gold in front of a swath of purple blooms. My favorite color combination is combining a punch of chartreuse with deep purple- talk about eye catching! Below are some of my favorite purple blooms:

Hydrangea – Available May through October. A favorite for Bridal Bouquets; Can vary in color from light sky blue, periwinkle blue, to lavendar tones. Very fragile in summer heat.

Hyacinth – Available November thru April in pink, white ,  lavendar, and purple. A popular cjoice for wedding  bouquets.

Freezia – Popular spring flower with a light fragrance. Is said to be the flower to symbolize “peace and calm”. Popular colors are lavender, pink, yellow, and white.

Add a comment April 2, 2010

Beach Wedding Florals from HUMPHREY FLORIST

Humphrey Florist  can help you select styles and colors for your wedding flowers.

Add a comment February 15, 2010

HUMPHREY FLORIST

From the smallest bouquet to the grandest arch, HUMPHREY FLORIST will add the final touch of beauty to your most memorable day!

1 comment January 28, 2010

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